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FOX Business
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
: disturbing news about the united states education system. math, reading, science, american teenagers are walking behind their peers in asia and in europe. so what is going wrong here? twenty now is mark schneider, and a former commissioner on the national center and mark, thanks for joining me today. this is the u.s. world education drinking. and in math, u.s. students ranked 31st down from 25 and 2009. does this concern you? >> not as much as you might think. the fall of our education system is all overstated. sure, we should be doing better, but the fact of the matter is the numbers don't tell us anything about the economic future of the united states and where we are going or even what to do about it. gerri: i have plenty of stats for that. but let me show you this. thirty-five countries scored higher, science, 27 scored higher, reading, 23 scored higher. lately some of the countries that are ahead of us. vietnam, ireland, poland, at the end of the day, if you don't agree with the numbers, do they tell a broad story that is basically accurate? >> well, in general, it's a legitimat
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
on the leading, math and science scores of children around the world. where does the united states rank? stick around. bill: why the nfl will not air this commercial. >> for my family's safety is my highest priority. i am responsible for their protection. in the nation, we know how you feel about your car. so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. because what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love, love is strange just another way we put members first. because we don't have shareholders. join the nation. ♪ baby... ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ bill: disgusting, risque, but the nfl drawing the line when it comes to this spot. >> aim responsible for their protection. and no one has the right to tell me how to defend them. so i have chosen the most effective tool. bill: that spot is defending second amendment rights for the big game. super bowl ad or not, it's getting a lot of attention. it's gone viral online already. martha: disappointing news about america's education system. according to the latest survey when it comes to major subjects like math, reading a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
laughs. we'll look at hardware. this is a show about science by scin histories. kyle hill is an engineer, and he's investigating head-to-head combat and cutting edge technology that can help to detect a concussion before it's too late. >> lindsay moran is an ex-c.i.a. operative. she was packaging that can one day replace
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
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CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
terrestrial landing map en route to the moon. it's being haled as a major milestone to the science program. china will send someone to the moon in 2020 now that we can no longer send someone to the moon. >> we know what's there. we're worried about what they want to use it for at this point. what is this jade thing, it drives around? >> yeah, like a buggy that will go around and check out the surface. >> maybe if it drives everywhere it could find a moon rock more interesting than what we've got. if they could cover the whole rock, the whole satellite. >> maybe they're going to deliver packages. >> maybe they're going to do that. >> deliver amazon packages to the moon. >> i love the moon, it's beautiful. it makes you feel nice, but i'm done with the moon. we need to go somewhere else to make it interesting. >> one of these 40 billion earth like planets that are supposed to be out there nerds, listen up. the largest known private memorabilia collection from the "lord of the rings" collection will be released this week. there will also be props used by the evil ring reichs, prosthetic hobbit
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
are falling behind on math and science. >> you're exactly right. it is a national security issue. i would step back and put the education system in that big bucket of national institutions that are failing to adapt to the times. just like our other institutions letting us down right now. we have our leaders on the national and local level instead of getting together and figuring out what needs to be done, how do we modernize and transform our education system, they are fighting with each other and finding scapegoats. i have a personal interest there because of family members. i think teachers, for example, are not paid in this country and getting too much of the blame for what's going on. instead of scapegoating, instead of fighting, we need to have some serious conversations about how can we do things differently than we have for the last 150 years because the times have changed and our systems needs to as well. >> susan, from what i've learned from education nation at msnbc, no single solution is going to work. there isn't a single bullet. there's a range of things. it is true we have to val
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
at mcdonald's anymore or burger king. none of the food tastes right. they had a science project to tell me how many people have food -- ieating good still eat chitlins. was 13.d smoking when i what is this stuff going on for? it is not making people live longer. it is making people live longer. the lifespan span in the united states is going up. sure what genetic modification has to do with that. if you are eating genetically modified foods, if you are eating foods from the supermarket, just from the produce section, the chances are you are not eating anything that is genetically modified. there is a long list of foods that are not genetically modified. the only ones that i know about for short that are available are the genetically out of five papaya from hawaii -- the only ones that i know about for sure that are available are the genetically modified papaya from hawaii. if you bought them from stateside supermarkets, they llyl come from genetica modified varieties. i have been told there are some squash that come from genetically modified varieties. the percentages, i have been told, are no
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
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Bloomberg
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
federal has funded the project from day one from the science and technology council. >> they wanted to support because part of the statement is, look at us. mexico can produce beautiful sports cars. >> may be in the beginning but now it is. we produce in low volumes. the kind of project we can now see in mexico. >> coming up, the latest housing higheris out and despite mortgage rates, home buyers are snatching up new homes. the housinging market reach new heights? we will sit down and find out when "bottom line" on bloomberg television continues in just one moment. ♪ >> welcome back. this is "bottom line" on bloomberg television, streaming on your tablet, phone, and bloomberg.com. americans went on a home-buying binge in october. home sale rising by 25%. that is the biggest rise. still, new data from september showed the market was weaker than expected area of higher mortgage rates are to blame. the manager of digital risk. mortgages in the u.s.. thank you for coming on. how much weight do you give one months worth of a tech? >> it was probably two months worth of data. we had the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
on to get there. >> i'm joined by derrick pitts, scientist at the franklin institute science museum. there's disagreement over the last few days about what happened to ison. nasa says it's a gonna, is there something there in. >> i think what happened, antonio was a to usle between this not very well consolidated nucleus, the gravitational pull of the sun and the heat of the sun, the heat of the sun sublime, frozen gases and the loosely compacted material left in the nucleus in the comments had nothing to hold it together. the solar wind took care of it after that. as we look at the images from the satellites looking at the sun. what we see is what's left of ison, a mere shadow of its former self. >> no hope that we'll get a good show in the sky. >> i don't think we'll see much from the ground. folks will be out with binoculars. a big telescope under dark skies might show us a whisk of what is left. it's left to the satellites on orbit. >> the possibility of it hitting earth was ruled out before it passed the sun. is there a chance that it blew apart and there are fragments that something
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
help people get started. >> and of this looks like science fiction, it's not. melissa: drawn delivery in 30 minutes a less, just like a piping hot pizza. >> the doorman, looks like the drone is coming down. melissa: i will send it down. the young and the reckless. the young are turning on president obama and a big way. >> that don't like obama, republicans, their parents. how come we can't get a job? alchemy have to pay back the we have no money. >> experiencing a harsh reality of big government failed liberal policies and is sitting in the pocketbook. ♪ melissa: you against the guy sitting next to you. >> no. >> you have to look good your office. it is a battlefield. >> it is a battlefield. melissa: "spare change." let's get to the bottom of this. >> why this study is bull crap. bart simpson and say it, so i can say it. melissa: time to deck the halls. >> this is the nike star bandit. melissa: this is incredible. look at that. you brought your mouse at our blue to. big, fuzzier months. i don't know why you're trying to were those metro black ones. >> is the ones are worth of. >> i
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to "hannity". time to reveal what you, viewers have chosen as video of the day. you selected ads the nfl will not let air on super bowl sunday. why? it's a ad about guns. you chose it. here is the ad. >> it's been a long road getting here. and a lot of changes when i got back. now, this is the center of my world. and my family's safety is my highest priority. i am responsible for their protection. and no one has the right to tell me how to defend them. so i've chosen the most effective tool for the job. >> defending your nation, defending your home. >> what is wrong with that? i don't see a problem. that is the time we have left this evening. start the day, each weekday with fox and friends 5:00 to 9:00 a.m . thanks for joining us. let not your heart be troubled we'll see you back here tomorrow night. p.m. eastern. >>> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. >> the
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> and welcome back to "hannity," earlier tonight, the house judiciary committee held a hearing and dissected all the ways the government is overstepping the constitution. >> it makes it unstable, within that system you have the rise of an uber presidency, there could be no greater danger for individual liberty. and i really think that the framers would be horrified by that shift. because everything they dedicated themselves to was creating this orbital balance, and we've lost it. >> as i said before, i think the ultimate check is elections. but i don't think you should be hesitant to speak the word in this room, a check on executive lawlessness is impeachment. >> if the people come to believe the government is no longer constrained by the laws, then they will conclude that neither are they. that is why this is a very dangerous thing for the president to do to wantonly impose laws on the people that the legislature did not improve. >> joining me now, two of
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> last year was child's play. this year, dealing with all experienced killers. >> any last minute advice? >> stay alive. >> that was a clip from the newest installment in "the hunger games." the lead character carry as bow and arrow and it is so popular that it is single handedly boosting interest in archery across the country. a 5th grader is facing possible expulsion for playfully firing an imaginary arrow at a classmate. joining me now, kelly goss, rick gurnell and a criminal defense attorney. we have hot topics. that's the first one. it's the sign for virgo basically. now if you flash it you get suspended and maybe expelled. >> ridiculous. here's how ridiculous it is. if we are going to punish the kid for pretending to shoot a bow and arrow let's ticket the parents for parking their unicorn in a fire zone. the kid is 10. we encourage them to use their imagination. >> it will be on his permanent record. >> i'm so grateful i'm not growing up in this age of political correctness r
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
evacuated from a science lab for a short time. paramedics evaluated several people at the scene. they are hoping $1,000 will help solve a crime. a woman is followed boy a man in northwest d.c. moments after, she was raped and assaulted by that man. a local business owner is putting up $1,000 of his own money to convince anyone who knows something about that noon come for the and tell police. smith is take doing this because he is tired he said of seeing all the unsolved crime in washington including one of his own. last year he was shot in the face while being robbed near the capital. >> it went in ander to this up and came out on the side over here. >> so far police do not have any leads on the assault and the rape. if you recognize the attacker in the video, you are asked to contact mpd before trying to get in touch with smith. >> gunfire resulted in an arrest of man early sunday morningful according to metro transit, two men were arguing on a maryland-bound train. the argument became heated and man instruct other man with it. they shattered a window of the train and no one wa
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
this looks like science-fiction. it's not. >> wow. >> this is early. this is still years away. drops the package. >> there's the package. >> you get your package. we can do half hour delivery. designee said years away but he went on to say maybe four or five. he said the plan is not practical and wouldn't work for all items. >> he's one of the new tech geniuses. i got to say, this is a good indication that this guy, just like steve jobs before him, dropping a lot of acid. dropping a lot of acid because that will never happen. >> you have a tremendous tree line here. i can't quite get the drone in. what about a parking lot. >> how do you get it to -- >> does not happen. >> weekly reader things there will be flying cars by the end of the century. >> are you still reading "weekly reader." >> i still read "weekly reader." >> amazon is amazing. >> how do you do it in a city. >> dropped to your whole building. >> they are amazon. >> they can do anything. >> they can do everything. order diapers and they are there by dinner time. >> they can be here before you get off the set. >> i often am
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
attention to a new report from the nation's premiere scientific body, the national academy of sciences. we typically associate climate change with gradual, longer term problems. according to the academy, climate change could also pose a risk of rapid hard to predict environmental changes that have the potential to cause widespread damage in the near term. the report warns that the collapse of the polar sea ice could send sea levels soaring. the destruction of the coral reefs could cause mass extinction of sea life, the elimination of summer sea ice in the arctic could alter the world's weather patterns. these tipping points could happen suddenly. it's reckless to do nothing in face of these threats. if there is a 10% chance that these threats would happen, it's irresponsible for us to ignore it. dr. richard alley, one of the authors said, you can't see it coming. you can't prepare for it. congress is irresponsible if we don't take this issue seriously. to pass on our planet worthy of our children and grandchildren's future. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. . the n
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
've been talk about it all day, it does sound like science fiction. jeff bezos says deliveries by drone are just a few years away. but next we're speaking with an entrepreneur already testing drones for good, meaning deliveries of things like medicine in other countries. david: fascinating stuff. you want to stay tuned for that. this year's cyber monday will be busiest day of the year for fedex. we'll head to the company's shipping center in bronx, new york, to see how it plans to handle all those packages. ♪ [ male announcer ] here's a question for you. if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3illion homes. by 2030, investments in energefficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lis here take the energy quiz. if hey breathing's hard.me, know the feeling? copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
in the sky, it's a bird! >> it's a plane! >> i know this looks like science fiction. >> its goal is to sell everything to everyone. >> amazon is launching a new stealth service. >> these are effectively drones, but no reason they can't be used as delivery vehicles. we can do half-hour delivery. of course the clock is clicking, dude. >> and carry objects up to five pounds. this thing can't land on somebody's head while walking around in their neighborhood. >> today's top trender, care less. >> if you ask the obama administration if the government's new health care website is vastly improved -- >> i think it's going to be an epic failure. >> john cornyn still thinks obama care is on life support. >> it is amazing, the level of rhetoric they'll throw at the american people. >> we know that lying to congress is a crime. but unfortunately, lying to the american people is not. >> joining me tonight, josh marshal. he is the founder and editor of talking points memo. i want to compliment your website. i can it's one of the best political websites out there. thanks for being on the program. all righ
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
of urgency to get a deal or to meet any dead lien when it comes to a budget. the house science committee is out of this world. >> a full house committee will spend time today holding a hearing on aliens. >> do you think it's even conceivable that there is not other life somewhere in the universe? >> today's hearing appears to be a serious effort to educate congress. >> do you believe there's life out there, dr. dick? >> yes, i do. >> okay. dr. seger? >> yes. >> and today's top trender. bill backtracks. >> words matter. >> even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> president clinton, i think, went off the rails and defended the junk insurance industry. >> clinton says he was only trying to help by defending junk insurance. >> i was trying to be supportive of it. i said nothing about this until the president himself spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who has worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
? >> no, no, it was part of the science experiment. >> oh okay. >> rapid lake and foam and stuff. make sure it didn't break. >> you weren't doing it just you know to be mean. that was last week. >> that was last week exactly. all right. we have some very cool video speaking of cool video. it snowed so much in the southwest it filled up the grand canyon. just kidding. that's fog. it doesn't happen too often. fog is a cloud on the ground. made up of water droplets and not vapor and these are really spectacularriccages from the grand -- images from the grand canyon. that's like another planet isn't it? >> it does, it looks majestic. >> very cool. okay live look outside. it is our live michael & son weather cam. very comfortable still. 55 degrees. that's a bargain for this time of night and also for this time of day. oh by the way the sunset -- already set at 4:46 but will:46 is the earliest sunset time we have by december 12th it will start setting later. okay? so -- winds calm. pressure falling a little bit. 30.03. satellite picture and radar combined still have some snow pulling out of
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
recognizes the gentleman from alabama, mr. brooks, for five minutes. mr. speaker, the science space and technology committee recently held a hearing on healthcare.gov cybersecurity threats. our bipartisan expert witness panel included dr. frederick check, a computer science professor at s.m.u., dr. ruben, a computer science professor at johns hopkins university, david kennedy, former chief security officer of dibold incorporated and currently the principal security consultant for trusted sec, and morgan write, formerly with cisco security and now c.e.o. of crowd sourced investigations. now i'm not a cybersecurity expert, but i can read the words of those who are. the s.s.t. committee's hearing charter informs members that in order to fully use healthcare.gov, american citizens must input or verify highly personal information such as date of birth and social security numbers for all family members, household salary, debt information, credit card information, place of employment, home addresses, and the like. information that is a treasure-trove for cybercriminals and identity thieves
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: this was touted as the biggest day of the year for online shopping, as hundreds of retailers tried to lure millions of holiday shoppers on cyber monday. early numbers suggested a sharp increase over last year, after a four-day holiday weekend that turned out to be disappointing. in a few minutes, we'll take a deeper look at the numbers and retailers' prospects. the u.s. supreme court declined today to decide whether big online retailers have to collect state sales taxes. the justices turned away appeals from amazon and overstock.com after they lost a case in new york state. in the absence of a national ruling, more states may try to tax sales on the internet. a new york commuter tr
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
previously thought. read about that on our science page. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. >> ifill: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. on thursday, fast-food workers plan strikes in 100 cities across the country to protest low-wages. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. for all of us here at the "pbs newshour," thank you and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> this is bbc world news america. funding of this
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
years ago, but he works in his time, not ours. we're free. >> the so-called junk science that put the kellers in prison for 21 years is the target of a test of law allowing convictions to be challenged. the law has been in effect for three months in a state where wrongful convictions are the most numerous in the country. >> in san antonio three women won their freedom in late november. these women were imprisoned for 16 years. the four women were convicted of satanic ritual abuse of two children, one who later recanted her story. just as in mc-keller's case a medical expert admitted to erownous forensic testing. >> i felt like everything we claimed did not happen. and for her to basically say that, you know, there was no - that there is no evidence or it was faulty i kind of felt like - how come nobody listened. >> while the women and mc-keller have been freed, they have not been exonerated. for that another legal battle laws's limits. >> that was heidi jo-castro in austin texas. >> and it will be a difficult road ahead for the u.s. men's soccer team and jith john henry smith is h
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
, a not-for-profit think tank in the washington dc area that focuses on the issues of science and technology and how science and technology is changing our society for almost 17 years now we have been the host at home for the international terrorism studies have it up by professor yonah alexander and i think most people here would agree and understand that the center that yonah heads up is one of the most for most academic institutions and consortium of institutions in the world focusing on all aspects of terrorism. professor alexander blank group has looked up, studied and published documents on every conceivable realm and aspect of terrorism for many, many years and is personally and author of over 100 books on the subject and we are quite proud here at the potomac institute could be the home of his academic efforts. we are also privileged to partner with the international law institute and representing them as he always has and is the chairman of the international institute and for well over a decade we have partnered with professor wallace to bring to you these seminars an
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
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CNN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
like a lot of science fiction, but amazon believes -- is this for real, ryan? >> wolf, jeff bezos is touting this as if it's very real. he says in four or five years, he hopes to be able to get your order to your door with a drone within a half hour after you place it. he's made point, click and shop a huge part of our lives. now amazon's ceo is promising delivery by drone. he unveiled his plan to cbs' "60 minutes". >> these are octocopters, but there's no reason they could be use as delivery vehicles. >> reporter: she says the vehicles they're developing can carry objects weighing up to five pounds, which he says covers 86% of the items they deliver. they can fly within 10 miles of any distribution center and they would be autonomous. that means no operator with a joystick. they'll program the coordinates of your house and it will fly there. but there are all sorts of potential pitfalls like how will they safeguard against from veers off-course and hitting us in the head? how will they avoid unknown obstacles on the roof? caitlin lee is a uav expert with ihs janes. what else can
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
of the social sciences research network. the third witness is simon lazarus senior counsel with the accountability center. he's a member of the administrative conference of the united states and during his career he served as the public policy counsel for the national senior citizens law center as a partner at powell goldstein and associate director of president carter white house domestic policy staff. mr. lazarus has written articles that appeared in journals as well as publications such as the atlantic, the "washington post" and the new republic. our final witness is michael cannon of the health policy studies. he has been recognized as an influential expert on the affordable care act. mr. cannon has appeared on abc, cbs, cnn and fox news and has written articles that have been featured in numerous newspapers including "the wall street journal," usa today and the "los angeles times." he is also the coeditor of a book on replacing the portable care act and the co-author of a book on healthcare reform. i would like to thank all of the witnesses today. each of the written s
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
in the history of the social science research network. our third witness is simon lazarus, a senior counsel with the constitutional accountability center. he is a member of the administrative conference of its eight. he has served as the public counsel for the national senior citizens law center. mr. lazarus has written articles appeared in law journals as well as publications such as "the atlantic," "the washington post," and "the new republic." our final institute -- witness has been recognized as an influential expert on the affordable care act. cannon has appeared on abc, cbs, cnn and fox news and has that have beens featured in numerous newspapers 6 c1 journal, usa today and the los angeles times. he is the coeditor of a book on replacing the affordable care act and the co-author of a book on health care reform. i would like to thank all of the witnesses for their appearance today. each of your written statements entered into the record in its entirety. i ask that each witness summarize his or her testimony in five minutes or less. there is a timing light on your table. when the light
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
% of teachers, we are talking about math, science, literacy -- embrace it. only two percent or three percent inc. it will lead to lower or worse results. others are not taking up position. when you have that embracing of a concept and teachers and administrators have had the time to look at what people want to emphasize, they are moving in the right direction. we have seen no movement to delay or abandon our common core. we need to hold ourselves accountable for success. >> it you think about the common core? what are the key strengths? is there anything about the implementation you are nervous about? >> there are fewer things but deeper. the ability to use those things we are learning successfully. whether it is in support of critical thinking or in mathematics being able to answer it promptly, i think that is the real strength. i think one-size-fits-all has not been working particularly well. we do it in the hopes that they will devote the rest of their lives to the education system. that was not working as well as it needed to on an international basis for the united states. we decided to go
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
and foremost, it just sounds like science fiction. is this an achievable goal in terms of raising the money and executing the plan? >> we are biased but we certainly believe so. logistically it is the mega maritime project, heavily capitalized project, the engineering is fair and assuming there's enough general interest, globally it is a doable project and we will continue and pursuing them and trying to bring it to fruition. dagen: how much money have you raised? >> negligible dollars. we went public a week ago and truthfully the global response has been overwhelming. not so much at this point in time relative to capital but as far as interests, people wanting to buy units on the ship or work on the ship, the global interest has been we are inundated in e-mail on our server. dagen: it is a share, not a floating island that will be stationary? >> no. it has propulsion, a mobile superplatform, analogous to a small land based community of 50 to 1,000 people, circumnavigating the globe. there are number of notable engineering firms that have the ability and logistically assuming the capital ca
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
favorite story of the day. look at that. looks like science fiction, right? online retailers, one online retailer is turning to unmanned drones to drop off your packages at your door. how cool is that? how cool. bill: that might be a pretty good twitter question today. would you shop this way, america? i know one person would. martha: like the owls in the "harry potter" delivering the mail. bill: the first person who would is mccallum. martha: absolutely sign me up. ♪ pp ÷ó martha: well the investigation is now underway into the death of paul walker and it looks like speed was indeed a factor in this crash. boy, what a scene that is. 40-year-old actor riding in a friend's porsche after a charity event outside of los angeles, the driver loss control and crashed into a light poll. walker and the driver were both killed. there was not much left of that vehicle. today, fans have gathered at a makeshift memorial at the scene. walker's "fast & furious" co-star tyrese gibson showed up at the memorial. you can see how emotional he was. this is heart-breaking. intense emotion as he remember
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
and they're being used to do science surveys. >> these are not places that have skyscrapers and a lot of -- in theory, there's not a lot of other aerospace clutter, if you will. that's a big deal. it would never work in manhattan, for example. >> well, i guess i would never say never. the truth is technologically speaking they could fly one of these things from downtown to midtown to your offices here today. >> look at cars. they can tell you when to stop, how fast, when to move. >> that's true, never say never. >> the technology greatly exceeds their ability. >> how about flying in inclimate weather? could the flying ha batibachi, wasn wanted to take off -- >> i raise you one. thieves. there's a $40,000 drone. i'll shoot it out of the sky. >> they're doing research right now to use drones to carry explosives for avalanche control in the mountains. >> that would be fascinating. >> when it's so foggy or the weather is so bad you can't send people out for avalanches for highways, for instance -- >> genius. >> you could program it to travel up at noon and drop an explosive for avalanche
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
in agricultural sciences and earning his masters in business from delaware valley college, eric went to work for the pennsylvania department of agriculture. there he administered the rural youth grant program, led the county fair and agri tourism division and director for the central office in that department. he holds several leadership roles in the marcellus shale coalition, bringing together the two most important industries, energy and agriculture. eric is well deserving of this honor and we thank him for his leadership in the field of agriculture and agricultural education. thank you, mr. speaker and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. waxman, for five minutes. mr. waxman: thank you very much, mr. speaker. on february 15, a small group of democratic members of the house joined together to form the safe climate caucus. we vowed to come to the house every day to talk about the defining environmental challenge of our time, climate change. today marks the 100th day we have spoken on
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
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Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
the first science monday evening. nothing was decided. the anti-government leader aim out of that saying they were no better off, there was no negotiation, it was a meet and greet situation. there have been reports that perhaps there are more mings taking place between those respective leaders. >> the dust is settling after a wild weekend of football. mark morgan is here to tell us about it. >> are you a college football fan? >>meh. >> i didn't expect a meh. here's the deal with number one alabama falling to auburn that in amazing finish saturday, the b.c.s. standards have shifted, boasting a new number one and number what. florida state moves into the top spot. the seminoles throttled florida over the weekend. ohio state is now second. the buckeyes squeaked by rainfall michigan, needing to stop a two-point conversion to hold on for the win. auburn to win over alabama had the tigers in third. missouri is now number five. >> 100 yards for the touchdown against alabama mauve set the stage for much discussion about which teams should be in the national title game. now auburn faces missouri
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
classroom, according to test results focussing on maths, english and science. singapore, taiwan and south korea are at the top of the list. the american results were called a picture of stagnation. the test was given to 50-year-olds in 55 countries. a man was trapped for three days under water after his boat capsized off the coast of name earia. it was an accident that took the lives of many people. >> this was the mission to recover bodies from a boat. suddenly a rescue diver finds this. >> harrison survived for three days in a pocket of air, drinking water and fizzy drinks. is 11 of the crew died when it capsized and sank. >> a diver pulls harrison from the sunken boat. >> harrison is now safe and with a story of remarkable survival to tell. . >> it's amazing. he survived off one bottle of soda. >> anunderwater discovery of a different sore. this 400 foot mega-subways found off the sea floor of hawaii. it dates back to world war ii. it was one of five that met a similar fate. >>> in australia a birt took a camera on the flight of its life. he took off on a 70 mile journey. the bird's fl
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
, no matter how science fiction it feels to think about that happening, it could easily happen and it is our job to stop it. host: we have this tweet from calamity jane -- host: what do you say to that argument? syria rightis in now as a proxy terrorist. they are in all of these places doing bad things. they are in afghanistan. they have not invaded because that is not what these countries do. what these countries -- by these countries i mean countries like , they have proxy terrorists. they fund, promote, and train bad actors in their state and then send them out to other countries to destabilize. front page this morning of "the new york times." "jihadist groups gain turmoil across the middle east, planning violence to present new opportunities for jihadist groups across the middle east to raise concerns among american intelligence and counterterrorism officials that militants aligned with al qaeda could establish a base in syria capable of threatening israel and europe. -- europe." guest: that is absolutely true, especially in syria. you have a line from syria to iraq. that is how they get
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
to see lyrics from jean grae, nas, a number of artists, along with works in the social sciences, talking about urban areas and cities. it's so important that we have those particular narratives, rhy rhymes, struggles represented. because we're really saying to young people, look, your world. we get it. we have been missing this. we haven't been talking about these things. you've kept this going. we now have generations who are talking about really hard issues, because hip hop won't let it go. >> and it validates the textual lyes of young people themselves as value to study. thank you all for being here. last week we put together a black feminism syllabus. i hope y'all will help me put together a hip hop syllabus we can share for our audience spop if folks are just beginning to think about hip hop as a subject, we'll put that together for you, nerdland. jean grae, marcy morgan, walter kimbrough, thank you so much. but amber rose johnson is not leaving yet. because when we come back, he's doing the footnote. hi honey, did you get the toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
with science, being in an environment like this where i could explore whatever i could become passionate about. it was a fantastic opportunity. it actually got me out of clinical research and ultimately into doing more basic neuroscience . i spent 20 years looking at the doing thats -- research. and i came back to the nih. host: we have a call from missouri. good morning. caller: thank you for c-span. i finished two books by caroline leaf. i do not know whether she is a psychologist or psychiatrist. but her books are on thoughts and what enters the brain. i just find it really hard to stay with this problem because i have got a lot of problems with hate. and all of the information i see on television seems to be trytive information, and i to eliminate all of that. but it is almost impossible. all the wars. i mean, i am so happy that you have this program on this morning. i am going to hang up and listen to the program. thank you very much. host: thank you for the call. guest: by the way, i would like to make one remark. i am so delighted to have you here at nih. but i would not want your viewe
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